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Old 04-01-2005, 08:17 AM   #31
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Re: Please sign for the right person!

Who is Bob Zales?
I'll get him to write up a little bio for us.
He is a charter boat/head boat owner operator who has been actively involved in the Council process for years. Bob is the one who introduced the me to all of the Council members at my first Council meeting. His knowledge of the Council issues is phenomenal and his knowledge of fish stocks and individaul fisheries is amazing.
More promo for Bob later today. I have to get going to the longline buyout meeting to see if I am even allowed inside. Seems as though the leader of the buyout doesn't really care to have me there.
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:07 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by RichTaylor
I saw this over at Florida sportsman forum and figured it couldnt hurt.I know the FRA fully supports this candidate.

Re: gulf of mexico fish council recomm ... (Mr. BIG FISH) 4:13 PM 3/30/2005

EVERYONE .... I have started a web petition which can document our support for Bob Zales as the new member of the Gulf Council. Please take a couple minutes to go to the attached petition and sign it accordingly:

Petition for support of Bob Zales

I know letters to the Govenor might be the best way to do this but sometimes a large petition can work as well!


2 minutes and I'm done.....

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:21 PM   #33
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The long liners are also proposing a "shallow water grouper endorsement" that would prohibit 58-60% of the current reef permit holders actively working from fishing grouper based on the relatively small volume of their landings. This cuts out the mom and pop verticals and spearos and leaves more for them.

If they get the buyout framed the way they desire, long line pressure on our reefs will expand, not contract, and their political power will become even more firmly entrenched. This cannot be allowed.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:22 PM   #34
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Thanks to all who provided more info on both this candidate and the issues, I have signed the petition based on info provided and of course the recomendation from family members, and been enlightened by this discussion.
I'm learnin all the time...

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Old 04-06-2005, 12:50 PM   #35
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Two minutes? One and done. Thanks for keeping us to date. It takes no time at all to sign the petition.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #36
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:29 AM   #37
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Mine is done too!
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